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Graphics card vs vga to hdmi converter

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March 21, 2011 5:51:11 PM

I want to use my Plasma t.v. as a monitor for my pc. Plasma has no VGA jacks but several HDMI. PC has no hdmi. Should I insall a graphics card for HDMI access or should I purchase a VGA to HDMI converter. Or go VGA-DVI-HDMI??
a c 204 U Graphics card
March 21, 2011 6:06:39 PM

It is best to install a video card that has HDMI support for best results. What is your budget for such a purpose? What are your primary computer uses (gaming, development, office applications, etc)? And, what are the basic specs of your system (be sure to list the make/model of your motherboard and power supply)?

Good luck!
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March 21, 2011 8:01:10 PM

VGA cannot easily be converted to HDMI. VGA is analog as are most VGA to DVI converters (DVI can be analog or digital). Your best option is to install a low end GPU with native HDMI. Since this is going to your television you may want to be sure the card you select will pass audio over the HDMI cable.
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